US poverty rate rose in 2022 for 1st time in years
The number of Americans living in poverty has increased for the first time since 2010, the US Census Bureau said Tuesday.
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The supplemental poverty rate increased to 12.4% from 7.8% in 2022, data showed.
Data also showed a 2.3% decrease in median household income, from $76,330 in 2021 to $74,580 in 2022.
The official poverty rate stood at 11.5% in 2022, compared to 11.6% in 2021.
An estimated 25.9 million (7.9% of population) did not have health insurance at any point in 2022, according to the data.